In the Bible there are some people who had rare characters, the kind of characters that leaves one thinking. Paul had such characters. He was said to be very bright and ambitious. He witnessed how Stephen was stoned to death in false accusation of blasphemy. Paul persecuted Christians as He never wanted people to recognize Jesus of Nazareth as their savior. No one ever thought that he will change his inhuman behavior of persecuting Christians. On the way to Damascus, he was changed.
If people do change, then Paul serves as a testimony. Jesus commanded him to go to his own people and to the Gentiles, to open them their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, from the power of sin to the power of the living Lord.
So, he became an evangelist and testified about it,
He only wrote his letters to the Romans about righteousness by faith.Acts 26:19 ‘After that, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, 20 but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout the countryside of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God and do deeds consistent with repentance. 21 For this reason the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me. 22 To this day I have had help from God, and so I stand here, testifying to both small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would take place: 23 that the Messiah must suffer, and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles.’
Christian faith is the total surrender and total dependence in God. Our God sees us deeply and we can’t hide anything from Him. We encounter righteousness by faith. Jesus accepts us when we have faith in him. He has power to release us from all kinds of turbulence in our lives. Do you believe by having faith in God and his son our turbulence are brought to halt? Must we always fear turbulence in our lives? Recall what happened to Silas and Paul while in jail. I beseech you to have faith and importantly, let your actions reveal it.